Oak Harbor Music Festival on Labor Day Weekend

Looking for something to do on Labor Day weekend? On Whidbey Island, the Oak Harbor Music Festival has 37 bands of all genres playing on two stages in historic downtown Oak Harbor. There are out-of-state bands and in-state band, and attending fits everyone’s budget because it’s free. Read more at, “Inspiration through Music at the Oak Harbor…

Getaway to Fort Casey on Whidbey Island

Fort Casey Historical State Park is one of those places that I never tire of visiting. It has expansive views of Admiralty Inlet, batteries to explore and a lighthouse tower you can walk up. To really get a feel for its history I suggest spending the night at Fort Casey Inn and taking a free guided…

Make the Holiday Inn Downtown Yakima Your Wine Base Camp

Are you heading to Yakima Wine Country and looking for a stylish and affordable hotel that allows you to zoom quickly off to wine country and is within walking distance of downtown Yakima? The Holiday Inn Downtown Yakima Convention Center has contemporary rooms, a saline pool,  and is in a perfect location for a Yakima…

5 Hands-On Experience in Anacortes

Vacations are all about discovering the spirit of a location. Sometimes that means a trip to the museum, staying at a historic bed and breakfast, or dining where the locals eat. But, sometimes the best memories are the ones we create with hands-on experiences. Deception Distilling, Anacortes Brewery, Anacortes Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting Bar, Johnny…

Discover Bainbridge Island’s History

Do you like learning about history? Are you interested in WWI? The Japanese internment camps? Or maybe you want to discover what life on Bainbridge Island was like when it was a lumber town and travel was by ferry. Then, there are two must-see stops to put on your travel list-the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum…

Cheeseheads and Winos-This is the Place for You

I love cheese. I also love wine. If you do to and you plan to visit Friday Harbor, Wa. then a stop at San Juan Island Cheese is in order. Their shop sells a variety of cheeses and their cafe creates delectable cheese-inspired dishes and pours excellent wines. Read more at “Cheese, Wine and Spritz…

A Night At The Swan Hotel

The Victorian seaport of Port Townsend is one of my favorite Western Washington towns. It has tons of great restaurants, charming shops, a historic movie theater, water vistas and its very, very walkable. The Swan Hotel, which overlooks Port Hudson Marina is an excellent overnight option, and it’s the #2 hotel on TripAdvisor! Read more…

Anacortes’s New Bar – Union Tavern Local 902

Anacortes has a lively restaurant and bar scene. The newest bar-Union Tavern Local 902-is a great upscale pub for this small island town. It has 18 beers on tap, classic cocktails, tasty food, and an inviting atmosphere. Read more at “Union Tavern Local 902 – Anacortes’s Newest Bar” at WaggonerGuide.com.

San Juan Islands Museum of Art

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art is a must-see when visiting Friday Harbor, Wa. Their summer exhibit “Fragile Waters” showcases black and white photography from Ansel Adams, Ernest H. Brooks II, and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly. I’m still thinking about the photo Winged Wall. Read more at “Fragile Waters” at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art”…

Bainbridge Island Magazine Articles

Want to know about the rock cairns or the best stargazing spots on Bainbridge Island? Check out my articles in the We’ve Got Answers section in the summer issue of Bainbridge Island Magazine.

Essay Published in Silver Apples Magazine

I’m thrilled to announce my essay “The Topography of Living,” has been published in the new issue of Silver Apples Magazine titled “Places We’ve Travelled.”